Old Bear and His Cub by Olivier Dunrea

Old Bear loves Little Cub with all his heart. He makes sure that Little Cub eats all his porridge, takes a nap during their snowy walk, and wraps his red scarf tightly around his ears. Little Cub doesn’t want to be told what to do, but he always listens to Old Bear because he knows that Old Bear loves him so. But when Old Bear catches a cold, it’s Little Cub who knows just what to do to make Old Bear feel better.
From the creator of the Gossie and Gertie books comes a playful and charming twist on parenting.

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A Starlit Snowfall by Nancy Willard, Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

“My cave is big enough for two!” a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear’s offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn’t it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?

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Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go by Naomi Dathan

For everything there is a season. A season for joy. A season for sorrow. A season for testing.

Jem Perkins has it all – money, a fine house, a handsome husband, and a new baby boy. But when her family fortunes turn, Jem’s husband Seth leads her to a new home: a sod house on a Nebraska homestead.

It is a season of growth for Jem as she reluctantly confronts her new realities: back-breaking labor, dangerous illness, and mind-numbing isolation. She learns to embrace her new role as a capable woman and marriage partner and discovers an awareness of God’s hand in her life.

Then, on January 12, 1888, the history-making Children’s Blizzard sweeps across the land, ushering in a season of hardship she never expected. Can Jem’s confidence, marriage, and new-found faith weather the storm?

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Winter Clothes???

It’s cold. Really cold. What am I suppose to dress AppleBlossom in? The rental house we’re in has gas heat, so we’re keeping it low and have a few little electric space heaters to save some money. It works, but it’s still cold in whatever area the space heater is not. I’m good with long johns, long sleeves, sweater, jeans whatever, but what about my daughter? I know the whole layers bit, but what kind of layers? Today she is in a onsie, fleece pants, and a fleece shirt set. But that’s the only one of those I have in her current size. Right now she’s wearing some 12 months, some clothing her torso is toward an 18 month size, but her legs are definitely still in the 12 month size. I’m not sure what the onsie is she’s wearing today, but one she wore last week was a Carter’s. . .

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